What is the BlueInvest Project Pipeline?

See our showcase of innovative projects and entrepreneurs who are shaping the Blue Economy.

Projects consist of innovative, scalable and sustainable business ventures from traditional and emerging sectors of the maritime economy.

The graphs below provide an overview of the country distribution, sector, and TRL of projects currently listed in the BlueInvest Project Pipeline.


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Selection Criteria:

Your company is EU-based or from an eligible sea basin region (Georgia, Turkey, Ukraine, Moldova, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Mauritania, United Kingdom, or Norway)

Your project TRL is 4 or higher

Your project sector is in one of the 10 blue economy sectors identified for this initiative

Your solution has a clear sustainable impact on the blue economy

Your project is looking for investment

Project Country

Country in which the project is being developed and / or implemented. 

Project Sector

Main blue economy sector the project relates to.

Project TRL

Current technology readiness level of the project. 


get protein as food ingredient out of micro algae

  • Blue biotechnology

Company behind project


About Us
Marieke and Ewoud share the same mission on algae. They both want to run their own factory. Their profiles are complementary: Marieke as PhD in algae tech, Ewoud as engineer in entrepreneurship and business. After investment the team will grow with a foody, a bio -tech and a business developer.

Problem we are solving
Get the breakthrough in the chicken- and- egg discussion between food companies and micro algae growers: food companies want to buy big amounts of algae as algae growers can deliver; algae growers want to scale up if the have orders from food companies. Both are now waiting on each other. Producing on big scale ( 10.000 metric tons a year), with a a better product then algae it self (the protein!) + max focus on client traction from the food industry (in stead of tech push from algae growers) will solve the problem and create the breakthrough.

Sustainable Impact on Blue Ecconomy
By growing algae on waste streams in a fermentation process, we produce 100 kilograms of protein with the footprint of 1 kilogram of protein from animal sources. Continuously. And independent on season influences or place on earth. In other words, protein from algae as a food ingredient is ticking 11! of the 17 sustainable development goals directly. And with the ambition to become a B-Corp we even give meaning to three others. Now thát’s sustainable impact, we believe.

  • TRL 6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment

  • Readiness Assistance Beneficiary

Financial NeedsWe need 1.6 million Euro in this round. One third must come from investors, the rest comes from growth loans and subsidies on tech development. We need funds to optimize the extraction of the protein and to produce pilot scale batches. Also the team will grow with food scientists, bioprocess technologists and business developers. With the funding we can prove commercial traction and a first design of a production plant.

Planned Funding Allocation
  • Improve our R&D: 50
  • Sales and Marketing: 10
  • Operations: 30
  • To hire more resources: 10%